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The Movie of Your Life

Are you a Super Hero? A Con? Or Maybe a Cartoon Character?


Arnold Schwarzenegger by David McNew/Staff / Getty Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger by David McNew/Staff / Getty Images

David McNew/Staff / Getty Images
If they made a movie of your life, what kind of movie would it be and who would be cast as you? Are you James...James Bond? Or more the Ahnold type? Maybe you’re like Scarlet in Gone With the Wind. Or Cat Woman. Is your life an adventure, drama, romance, or horror flick? Entertain us.

Ideal Size

Any size works.

Use For

Introductions in the classroom or at a meeting.

Time Needed

30 minutes.

Materials Needed



Give your participants a few minutes to imagine what kind of movie would be made about their life, and who would be cast as them. Ask each person to give their name and share their movie fantasy. Would their life be a drama with Meryl Streep as the lead? Or more like a Jim Carrey comedy?

As a variation, you could modify this game by asking participants to share the kind of movie they’d like their life to be. Or, even better, which actor would they choose to play them.


No debriefing is necessary unless the exercise involves your topic in some way.

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